How do you teach Solids and Liquids?

19th August, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 1 Comment

Solids and liquids are two different states of matter with completely different properties.  Play the game and then brainstorm some ways to teach the concept of solids and liquids with your peers.   By the end of the unit your students will understand that: * Some properties of solids and liquids can be identified by » Read More

Reach your digital learners with a FREE technology tool from Microsoft!

22nd June, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

In the June 2010 issue of eSchool News, a new program called Mouse Mischief was announced.  Microsoft announced a free download and addition to their PowerPoint software that allows up to 25 students at a time to participate in classroom presentations and interactive activities. This program sounds perfect for a review session in the computer » Read More

Use a science notebook to gather and interpret data!

27th April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Thanks to the BBC for sharing this game with us! Making observations and using data that you collect during science inquiry experiments is an important piece to include in your science notebook. From observations, you collect data, make drawings and illustrations, make charts and graphs, and comment on what you observed or learned.  Use the PDF science » Read More

Student contest for planning an experiment with UV beads. Enter to WIN!!!

25th April, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - No Comments

Click on this link for a free download inquiry activity for your students! Once you are redirected to the Carolina Tips page click on read the complete activity link for the entire free lesson plan and PDF plan. With a downloadable student activity sheet from Carolina™ Curriculum, students develop a question for investigation and then plan » Read More

My students love Geometry because of Math out of the Box®!

25th February, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 15 Comments

Not all inquiry is based in the science classroom.  My students have learned so much through a math program called Math Out of the Box®.  It is a K-5 inquiry based math curriculum filled with engaging, hands-on activities based on the latest research about how children learn.  I love how it has reading and writing » Read More